WILLIAMSBURG (WAVY) — Talk about a tale of two games. On Thursday, William & Mary snapped first-place UNC-Wilmington’s 11-game winning streak.
Saturday, the Tribe dropped a 74-69 decision to last place Drexel, which snapped the Dragons 11-game losing streak.
It was the second year in a row Drexel has defeated William & Mary on senior day.
Drexel has now taken four of the last five games on the Tribe’s home court.
“If we played at our highest level everyday we would probably be one of the top two teams in the league and the team that does that is the top team in the league,” coach Tony Shaver said. “If we had just simply made our lay-ups and free throws, we win by 12-14 points, but we didn’t. It’s a cruel sports sometimes.”
William & Mary was down by as many as 10 points in the second half. But David Cohn hit an open 3-pointer from the corner, off a nice assist from Omar Prewitt, to pull to 65-60 with 1:18 left. After a Drexel turnover under its own basket, Terry Tarpey grabbed the loose ball and hit a layup to make it 65-62 with 1:08 remaining.
Tarpey hit a 3-pointer from the wing to pull William & Mary to 70-67, but Drexel made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way.
Rodney Williams added 16 points and Tavon Allen had 15 for Drexel (4-23, 2-14 Colonial Athletic Association).
Prewitt scored 29 points on 11-of-16 shooting for William & Mary (18-9, 10-6).
The Tribe close out the regular season at Elon and then at James Madison.